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#2012 Olympics

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Katie's secret mascot: Yogi the dog supports the golden girl
# Yogi
From The Daily Edge
# Yogi

Katie's secret mascot: Yogi the dog supports the golden girl

Aug 9th 2012, 5:36 PM 7,572 Views 7 Comments

We were all behind Katie Taylor… but Yogi showed true dedication.

Ryan unable to raise the bar for London
# 2012 Olympics
From The42
# 2012 Olympics

Ryan unable to raise the bar for London

Aug 9th 2012, 12:17 PM 3,299 Views 8 Comments

The Dubliner failed to progress to the women’s high jump final this morning.

Olympic Tumblr of the Day: McKayla is Not Impressed
# Tumblr Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Tumblr Of The Day

Olympic Tumblr of the Day: McKayla is Not Impressed

Aug 9th 2012, 11:14 AM 14,757 Views 1 Comment

And nor should you be.

Between us and our dreams: Who is Sofya Ochigava?
# Know Your Enemy
From The42
# Know Your Enemy

Between us and our dreams: Who is Sofya Ochigava?

Aug 9th 2012, 9:00 AM 8,797 Views 19 Comments

Only one woman can stop Katie Taylor from winning gold in London this afternoon, and she’s a familiar foe. Here’s what you need to know about Sofya Ochigava of Russia.

# 2012-olympics - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day 12 From The42
Live Aug 8th 2012, 8:31 PM

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day 12

A nation holds its breath again as Katie strides towards gold
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

A nation holds its breath again as Katie strides towards gold

Aug 8th 2012, 6:18 PM 7,246 Views 21 Comments

The pride of Ireland, Katie Taylor is four rounds away from achieving the dream of a lifetime in London’s ExCeL Arena tomorrow.

O'Connor adds surprise bronze to Ireland's medal tally
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

O'Connor adds surprise bronze to Ireland's medal tally

Aug 8th 2012, 5:26 PM 12,261 Views 119 Comments

Meath-based rider Cian O’Connor gave Ireland its first official medal of London 2012 with a bronze-winning performance in showjumping.

VIDEO: Katie Taylor, 15, talks about her sporting hopes and dreams
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

VIDEO: Katie Taylor, 15, talks about her sporting hopes and dreams

Aug 8th 2012, 1:01 PM 2,897 Views 0 Comments

Get yourself in the mood for this afternoon’s semi-final by watching RTÉ’s interview with the young hopeful in 2002.

Cian O’Connor jumps clear into final round
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Cian O’Connor jumps clear into final round

Aug 8th 2012, 12:35 PM 6,386 Views 47 Comments

The Meath-based rider will have a shot at a medal in this afternoon’s second jump at Greenwich Park.

The Morning Score: Wednesday
# Early Doors
From The42
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Aug 8th 2012, 9:00 AM 557 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know this morning – unless your name is Mavzuna Chorieva. You’re on your own today.

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day 11 From The42
Live Aug 7th 2012, 5:31 PM

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day 11

Sailing wrap: Owens and Flanigan finish 470 on high note
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Sailing wrap: Owens and Flanigan finish 470 on high note

Aug 7th 2012, 5:08 PM 568 Views 0 Comments

The Irish pair finish in 23rd place overall on their final day of competition in Weymouth.

VIDEO: The entire Olympic Stadium crowd sings along to the Beatles
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

VIDEO: The entire Olympic Stadium crowd sings along to the Beatles

Aug 7th 2012, 2:06 PM 1,271 Views 0 Comments

Love was in the air as the home crowd celebrated three track and field golds on “Super Saturday” night.

Bolt and Blake ease through 200m rounds
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Bolt and Blake ease through 200m rounds

Aug 7th 2012, 1:53 PM 746 Views 0 Comments

“This was an easy run,” says defending champion Usain Bolt as he wins his heat in 20.39 seconds.

Liu Xiang crashes out in new Games heartbreaker
# Agony
From The42
# Agony

Liu Xiang crashes out in new Games heartbreaker

Aug 7th 2012, 12:24 PM 1,173 Views 0 Comments

The former Olympic champion had to be taken from the track in a wheelchair after falling in the opening round of the 110 metres hurdles.

Ever wondered what happens if you slip on an Olympic diving board?
# Feck's Sake
From The42
# Feck's Sake

Ever wondered what happens if you slip on an Olympic diving board?

Aug 7th 2012, 11:24 AM 2,738 Views 1 Comment

Don’t worry, it’s not as painful as it sounds.

Hardy Bucks' alternative Olympic commentary goes very, very viral
# Boats
From The Daily Edge
# Boats

Hardy Bucks' alternative Olympic commentary goes very, very viral

Aug 7th 2012, 10:03 AM 19,210 Views 23 Comments

Know nothing about sailing? Neither does Francis ‘The Viper’ Higgins.

Canada cry foul after USA thriller
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Canada cry foul after USA thriller

Aug 7th 2012, 9:26 AM 1,209 Views 0 Comments

Alex Morgan’s 123rd-minute header gave Team USA a 4-3 win and a place in this year’s Olympic final.

The Morning Score: Tuesday
# Early Doors
From The42
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Tuesday

Aug 7th 2012, 9:00 AM 428 Views 0 Comments

Four-day weeks are even more fun when there’s Olympic sport to watch. Here’s everything you need to know this morning.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Sailing wrap: Annalise Murphy keeps gold within her grasp
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Sailing wrap: Annalise Murphy keeps gold within her grasp

Aug 4th 2012, 5:51 PM 7,705 Views 7 Comments

Annalise Murphy will have every chance of a podium finish when the laser radial medal race takes place in Weymouth on Monday.

Twomey and O'Connor jump into round two
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Twomey and O'Connor jump into round two

Aug 4th 2012, 5:02 PM 831 Views 0 Comments

The Irish riders have qualified for the second round of the Olympic showjumping event.

Barnes walks the walk towards historic medal
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Barnes walks the walk towards historic medal

Aug 4th 2012, 4:06 PM 4,869 Views 3 Comments

“Nobody’s going to remember me for the way I box. They remember you for winning an Olympics.”

Reilly delighted to soak up Olympic experience
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Reilly delighted to soak up Olympic experience

Aug 4th 2012, 1:35 PM 1,255 Views 0 Comments

Wicklow’s Stephanie Reilly finished ninth in her 3000m steeplechase heat this morning.

Olympic bar too high for Tori Pena
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Olympic bar too high for Tori Pena

Aug 4th 2012, 1:04 PM 1,947 Views 0 Comments

Tori Pena failed to clear her opening height of 4.10m as the women’s pole vault got underway in London.

Puspure rows out with her head held high
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Puspure rows out with her head held high

Aug 4th 2012, 12:16 PM 755 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure finished 13th overall after winning her “C” final in the women’s single scull rowing this morning.

Track wrap: Pistorius makes history, Merritt out
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Track wrap: Pistorius makes history, Merritt out

Aug 4th 2012, 11:54 AM 1,197 Views 0 Comments

South African “blade runner” Oscar Pistorius is through to the semi-finals of the men’s 400m, but a hamstring injury has ended LaShawn Merrit’s title defence.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Sailing round-up: Steady as she goes for star and 49er boats
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Sailing round-up: Steady as she goes for star and 49er boats

Aug 2nd 2012, 6:41 PM 615 Views 0 Comments

Burrows/O’Leary and Seaton/McGovern are both in ninth place overall after Thursday’s racing in Weymouth.

No royal tears as Andy Murray romps into semis
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

No royal tears as Andy Murray romps into semis

Aug 2nd 2012, 5:14 PM 639 Views 0 Comments

Andy Murray beat Nicolas Almagro in straight sets to set up an Olympic semi-final against Novak Djokovic.

O'Neill tips hat to the devil he knows
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

O'Neill tips hat to the devil he knows

Aug 2nd 2012, 4:54 PM 5,561 Views 0 Comments

Stefan Hartel beat Ireland’s Darren O’Neill in the last 16 of the middleweight division.

Usain Bolt is preparing to make Olympic history - by playing Modern Warfare 3
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Usain Bolt is preparing to make Olympic history - by playing Modern Warfare 3

Aug 2nd 2012, 2:07 PM 1,012 Views 0 Comments

He’s a PS3 man rather than X-Box, if you were wondering.

Olympic Breakfast: Are you ready for the boards?
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Olympic Breakfast: Are you ready for the boards?

Aug 2nd 2012, 7:10 AM 4,848 Views 3 Comments

What to see and what to skip? When are the Irish in action? Here’s our guide to all the action on day six in London.

Mental side of sports: It's not just for Olympians
# Mind Games
From The42
# Mind Games

Mental side of sports: It's not just for Olympians

Aug 2nd 2012, 7:03 AM 495 Views 0 Comments

Experts say even weekend warriors can benefit from the kinds of mental strategies elite athletes follow at the Games.

# 2012-olympics - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day five From The42
Live Aug 1st 2012, 8:33 PM

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day five

VIDEO: Michael Phelps' mam thought he had won butterfly gold last night
# Too Soon
From The42
# Too Soon

VIDEO: Michael Phelps' mam thought he had won butterfly gold last night

Aug 1st 2012, 4:52 PM 1,726 Views 1 Comment

Mrs Phelps didn’t even see Chad le Clos coming.

Allez Wiggo! Bradley blitzes rivals to claim fourth Olympic gold
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Allez Wiggo! Bradley blitzes rivals to claim fourth Olympic gold

Aug 1st 2012, 4:22 PM 1,029 Views 3 Comments

Ireland’s David McCann finished 27th in this afternoon’s Olympic time trial.

Sailing round-up: Murphy reeled in by chasing pack
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Sailing round-up: Murphy reeled in by chasing pack

Aug 1st 2012, 4:08 PM 1,252 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner’s lead at the top of the laser radial standings was cut to two points on Wednesday.

'Game over': Penalty ends Rheinisch's Olympic challenge
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

'Game over': Penalty ends Rheinisch's Olympic challenge

Aug 1st 2012, 3:21 PM 6,657 Views 5 Comments

A missed gate saw Eoin Rheinisch finish 14th in this afternoon’s K1 slalom semi-finals.

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day four From The42
Live Jul 31st 2012, 5:40 PM

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day four

Heartbreak as Magee crashes out in three-game thriller
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Heartbreak as Magee crashes out in three-game thriller

Jul 31st 2012, 5:30 PM 6,327 Views 7 Comments

Chloe Magee lost 16-21 21-18 21-14 against Pi Hongyan of France in her qualification decider this afternoon.